Religion & Contemporary Film

  • Professor(s): Tony S. L. Michael and Ken Derry
  • When: 1998
  • Where: University of Toronto / RLG 233S
  • Source
  • This course is as much about the use of film to study religion as it is about the use of religion to study film. In other words, we will use different genres of films to facilitate discussion about various dimensions of and issues in religion. And conversely, we will use images, metaphors, and teachings found in religion to discuss the layers and elements visually and audibly portrayed on screen. Through the three critical approaches of theology, mythology, and ideology this course will examine how religion, as variously defined, pervades the modern cinema and how one may engage in dialogue with this phenomenon..

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